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Label started in 1981, mostly stuff by me, Alan Morse Davies, now with extraordinary added artists.

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At Sea Music
by Peter Cook/LBC/Public Domain
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traven. (@tr_v_n): "Peter Cook's anonymous calls to London's LBC Radio as melancholic Norwegian insomniac Sven." Better description than my original.
Topics: comedy, peter cook, abstract, surreal
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by Alan Morse Davies
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I hope it does what it says in the title for you. On my side, it is full of quiet joy. Acts of Silence: Life is full of reappearances and memories. Several months ago, I disappeared from some of your social media radars. No worries, I wasn’t ghosting you, but various issues of real life came up, both with difficult and enjoyable aspects. The difficult ones have disappeared, probably different ones will reappear, and the wonderful times still remain. Long before that one of my favorite...
Topics: ambient, experimental, joyous, alan morse davies, turntablism
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by Alan Morse Davies
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A collection of pieces I made for my blog from 2011-2013. Kitchen sinks, warts, harps, 78s and morse code plus life insurance sales I forgot about my creepy melting ice cream van algorythm, nice.
Topics: ambient, experimental, turntablism, classical, experimental, electronic, turntablism
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Based on an old Welsh folk tale, track 1 a collab with Gillian Stevens.   1/Gillian's crwth via cave + Gillian sings plus dog in a cave 2/Ecstatic medieval nuns on infinite delay. Acts of silence: Alan Morse Davies recently  wrote  about  Amusement Park Phases : I count this as one of my major achievements. I’m not dead yet but I think I may be remembered for this. I think he is absolutely correct that it was a major achievement, but five years later Davies is still putting out fantastic...
Topics: folk, experimental, electronic, ambient
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Never Here or The Long Distance Loneliness of an Aspie Cyclist. Good songs I made from 1986-1990, mostly not released. I have remastered them to match the blistering volume at which I made them.
Topics: indie, pop
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by Alan Morse Davies
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A collection of things recently done that I am proud of, I often re-use my own stuff, largely limited to 2016-2018, random projects, I think they work well together.  The joy of non-genre I reckon.
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Topics: experimental, ambient, electronic
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by Alan Morse Davies
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3rd single.
Topic: indie
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by Vogel & Ivor Cutler
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Vogel and Ivor Cutler made a single, I think it's genius, not available online and if anyone asks me I will take it down.
Topics: krautrock, ivor cutler, experimental, joy
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by Alan Morse Davies
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First time doing stuff again, same time as Transit, alternate thread, kind of a manifesto of simple ideas, 1 became Night Falls Fast, 2 became Batavia, 5 became Amusement Park Phases, 6 also became Amusement Park Phases.  Not released digitally before.
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Topics: electronic, minimal, orchestral, abstract, folk
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Processing of the first audio recordings, made on the phonautograph in 1859 and 1860. They could not be played back at the time.
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Topics: turntablism, 78s
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Toy xylophone layered 4 times and slowed down to 1/16 via reel to reel, played back in St. Andrews church, East Hagbourne, UK at 4am.
Topics: ambient, experimental, electronic, folk
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Deconstructed then reconstructed tone poem by Sibelius, reconstruction based on an old Welsh folk tale which told a darker version of the same story. Scottish National Orchestra played, I processed.
Topics: orchestral, ambient
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Lowlands Away, sung twice plus The Sights and Sounds of Indonesia.
Topics: folk, experimental, ambient, electronic
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Did this in my bedroom as normal, songs of love, then love gone bad.  Didn't have a record deal, gave it to a few friends on cassette and DAT.  Raided it later for comps out of sequence. This is from DAT, this is what I originally sent, it is quite joyous and quite dark. In 1992, almost everyone in the original early 80s DIY tape & vinyl scene stopped making music unless they had a record deal.  People wanted CDs, a CDR recorder was $11,000 and no-one really had them to borrow!  (CD-Rs...
Topics: indie, experimental
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by Clive Wilkinson
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1997 album by Clive Wilkinson played largely on gamelan sekar petak (white flower gamelan).
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Topics: experimental, abstract, indonesian
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by Clive Wilkinson
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Proud re-release of Clive's 2001 album. Please support the artist by buying his lossless CD from Frog Peak Music here: http://www.frogpeak.org/fpartists/fpwilkinson.html
Topics: experimental, orchestral, ambient
At Sea Music
by Alan Morse Daves
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A collection of pieces I posted to my blog, 2008-2010.
Topics: experimental, turntablism, electronic, ambient
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by Alan Morse Davies
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My first vinyl single, released as "AED". The first track is about the joy of not knowing what's going to happen.  I was influenced by William S. Boroughs, cut the lyrics up into bits, arranged them randomly, I did have to change "our souls" into "souls are" though at the recording session in Union Studios, Oxford. I could play bass (2 layers), I could sing a bit (2 layers) and I could play recorder (2 layers), I could not play guitar well at this point (16...
Topics: indie, folk, experimental
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by Clive Wilkinson
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Clive Wilkinson: "I am a composer and gardener who teaches creative and contextual studies at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) in Leeds, UK, who believes creativity is central to who we are and not an add on.". Elvis Costelllo said "talking about music is like dancing to architecture", Clive could dance to architecture, he could probably name its colour and number as a concept. His work is wildly creative, varied, honest, persistent and sometimes extreme but...
Topics: orchestral, classical, minimal, experimental, maximal, love
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by Alan Morse Davies
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My choreographer friend John asked me to make something like John Adams, he was about to start rehearsals in the US and didn't have the rights to use the music, thus...  retrospectively, it was not based on his work, just a general idea and I think it's better than most things by John Adams except the original version of "The Sinking of the Titanic", this is how it goes, try to copy, ends up weird.
Topics: minimalist, orchestral, electronic
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Last AED record, post-rock of sorts.  Track 1 features Mike and Richard from Spectrum, recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Leeds.  Track 2 a bedroom affair using my brand new pitch shifting box. Sunshine Lies is about deceit and hypocrisy, the things we tell ourselves that are not true. September Will Never Come is about the AIDS epidemic at a time when my friends were dying, the media was silent and genpop seemed indifferent to their deaths.  It is a protest song of hope. I have one test...
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Topics: alternative, rock, experimental, indie
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by Alan Morse Davies
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A one hour drone based on the samples used in "Amusement Park Phases".
Topics: drone, experimental, electronic, ambient
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Electro AED comeback of sorts with nods to other things.  I did it as Lex Nasa, freed myself from the boundaries of taste.  Did well in Hong Kong.
Topics: electronic, pop, minimalism
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by Alan Morse Davies
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UK 50hz mains electricity hum + US 60hz mains electricity hum, overlaid in different patterns and played 10 times. It is only 2 tones, 50hz and 60hz but overlaid they create wild HF harmonics which our brains cannot interpret, think your own music. The point of repeating is our response to limited information, we like narrative, if there is none, we create it. It is both sensory overkill and deprivation. It is sort of binaural, please listen through headphones loud.
Topics: experimental, electronic
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Uh, well just a collection of stuff I made about 8 years ago. The world in a crumpled tissue?
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Topics: ambient, experimental
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Music for the contemporary dance work by John Utans.  This is one of the earliest full length experimental pieces I made after going digital. I don't really know how to describe it but it's quite coherent as a whole, power ambient medieval electronica? What vocals there are are in Latin, Tuvan and Gaelic. Please enjoy.
Topics: electronic, ambient, experimental
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Eric Satie's 1888 piano piece "Ogives" where I have shifted the inaudible high harmonics down into the audible range.
Topics: experimental, ambient
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by Alan Morse Davies
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I remembered making this in 2008 a few days back (in 2017), found it, listened to it, is good. Processing of polyphonic song from the Aka Pygmies.
Topics: experimental, vocal, polyphonic
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Fever dream of Cambodian hill tribe music. There are lots of layers but I tried to disappear the process so it seemed like a natural flow. "Boat Woman Song" by Canaxis has been embedded in my brain for several decades on one of the back burners, in this it bears fruit, it is much happier I think, no war and all.
Topics: ambient, experimental, turntablism
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Songs of loss and longing for home and of defiance using old 78s.  Once it was the Irish, now it is the Syrians. Read: http://www.msf.org/en/where-we-work/syria Donate: http://www.msf.org/en/donate
Topics: experimental, turntablism, 78s
At Sea Music
by Various lovely people.
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8 perfect pop compilations, 2007-2012
Topic: pop
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by Clive Wilkinson
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Clive Wilkinson's debut album from 1993. There is a vulnerability to Clive's music that you rarely hear combined with his obvious intelligence and love. Dive in with love.  Sigh the wind.
Topics: experimental, minimalism, orchestral
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by Alan Morse Davies
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My second album, from 1984, sold 5 double cassettes.  Designed as a form of slow punishment at the time and did not gain traction. The first three tracks are built up from tape loops, the last is overlaid layers of slowed down birdsong which was also the B side of my first single. Dark ambient?  Ripped from the reel to reel and cleaned up sometime in the 2000s I think.
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Topics: ambient, experimental, dark
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Japanese TV chess theme, lesbian wedding themes and diamond show.
Topics: orchestral, pop, experimental
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Three slowed down 78s. Disquiet: We know what Alan Morse Davies did to construct The Last Summer. The brief liner note on the project’s home page states it plainly enough: “An album of manipulated recordings from 78RPM records recorded between 1905 and 1931.” He’s taken outmoded recordings of once popular music and transformed them, courtesy of the creative license inherent in the public domain, into his own deeply felt renditions. The shortest of the three tracks, a version of the...
Topics: turntablism, experimental, 78, ambient
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Short demos for Space Mountain in a Halloween theme made in 2007.
Topic: electronic
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Bedroom improvisations released by Trans Sound on cassette in 1988.
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Topics: guitar, indie
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by Alan Morse Davies
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One of my most extreme pieces, it is all based on two small samples of 50hz and 60hz mains hum I got from Wikipedia (same as Hum3+9 copies). It is only mains hum, if you hear voices, they are not there, your brain is making them.
Topics: experimental, ambient, noise
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Follow-up EP to Transit.
Topics: electronic, pop
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by Alan Morse Davies
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2008, chickened out on releasing this one.
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Topics: orchestral, minimalism
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Didn't get released alas, solid indie stuff though.
Topic: indie
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Done in 2011, this is a two hour stretch/processing based on my first single (of which this is now the 6th or 7th version, oops, brain thing!). I wanted to abstract it from indie.   There is no why.
Topics: indie, music, slowmo, turntablism, turntablism, experimental, electronic
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by Alan Morse Davies
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A joyous EP made from Svalbard edits.  Track 1 is one of the best things I've made so far, it distills me.
Topics: ambient, experimental, turntablism, ancient instruments
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Olga Samaroff's grief , Greta Garbo as thief. I made this for my 11 year partner, now not, to go to sleep to.
Topics: experimental, turntablism, 78s
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by Alan Morse Davies
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Some indie songs I made in 1987 that relied quite heavily on the Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard. Cover by Emma Homerlein.
Topics: indie, ambient